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Transcribed biography of Joseph Allen Warren


On February 21, 1911 Joseph Allen Warren (1870-1948) with his wife Mary Imogene (Philpott) Warren (1873-1944) and children Myrna, Elliott (1902-1970), Seral (1904-1973), Harris and Allen came from Lincoln, Nebraska to Pleasant Township, Porter County, Indiana. Phorhe (b. 1911) and Forest (b. 1913) were born to the family in Porter County. Mr. Warren held bachelor's, master's and doctor of philosophy degrees from the University of Nebraska and was a member of Sigma Xi, the national scientific honor society.

Mr. Warren came to manage the Reeves Ranch at Kouts. The Grassmere Land Company was formed by him and the heirs of Arthur Reeves. Mr. Warren served as treasurer and manager of this company until his retirement in 1943.

Having drained the marsh in the Grasmere area, Mr. Warren sweetened the soils with lime and increased the fertility with commercial fertilizer until he was able to produce 130 bushels of open pollinated corn per acre. This yield was just under the World's record for corn production at that time. He spent much time lecturing and talking to individuals to explain his approach to increasing crop production per acre.

He was the first president of the Indiana Farm Management Association and was active in the Indiana Farm Bureau which he helped to organize and establish. He was also active in the Indiana Corn Grower's Association, Indiana dairymen associations and other farm organizations.

Representing the Joseph Allen Warren family in Porter County today are Mrs. Elliott (Albertena Landfadt) Warren (Kouts), Mrs. Arthur (Myrna Warren) Tuesburg (Kouts), grandsons Arthur C. Tuesburg Jr., realtor (Valparaiso), James D. Tuesburg, farmer (Liberty Twp), six great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Submitted by Myrna Tuesburg and Forest Warren

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 173

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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